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MSNBC
Feb 13, 2013 12:00pm PST
marco rubio can hold a bottle, but did his message hold water? >> watergate part two. take it from crystal ball. if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. >> did i say that? >>> the state of the union is on the road. the president is bringing his state of the union promises straight to the people less than 15 hours after addressing a joint session of congress. barack obama is onna i three-day road trip to bring home the themes he laid out last night. back at the white house after focusing on manufacturing in the middle class in north carolina. >> the true engine has been the middle class. three things we should ask. number one, how do we bring more jobs to america. number two, how do we equip people with the skills they need to do the jobs? number three, how do we make sure that once they have a job, it leads to a decent living. >> that is the same message we heard last night to bring manufacturing jobs back to the u.s. and trade the workers for the positions. the road trip itself matches the it deserves a vote theme. instead of fighting congress himself, he is tr
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
. naturally, since the president proposed it, boehner, rubio, and paul ryan have all dismissed raising the minimum wage out of hand
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm PST
out of the bipartisan senate gang of eight and they're worried that republicans like marco rubio might walk away with a little too much credit if meaningful immigration policy is actually passed. as laudable as republican efforts have been to walk a delicate pathway to immigration reform fraught with political dangers on every side, they might want to accept now they will never truly enjoy the fruits of their labor. democrats will make sure they get to bask in all the kudos and republicans are made to look like the begrudging reluctant me toers who merely went along to save face. the real area where republicans could make up some ground is on poverty. for all the attention president obama has given the middle class, his administration hasn't been able to make any inroads in lowering poverty and for all the efforts to malign the evil 1%-ers income equality has only widened under obama. we have the largest number of people counted as poor in the 53 years that poverty has been measured. those tragic numbers come into even starker focus for blacks, hispanics, and women. although blac
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 3:00pm EST
. marco rubio already called it dead on arrival and then took a break for water. and senator rand paul had this to say. >> this is the president torp o torpedoing his own plan. when they come out and say my way or the highway and if congress doesn't ask i'll put it on the desk and say pass it now, that's no way to get it done. and then he'll blame it on us. but it seems to me to show that really the president really doesn't want immigration reform. >> the president doesn't want immigration reform. only in the bizarro world of congress can you be labeled not serious about an issue by proposing legislation specifically focused on that issue. thank you, senator paul. we need a voice of reason to sort all of this out. let's take it to the bank. dana millbank, columnist for "washington post," how are you, sir? >> good. you couldn't find a voice of reason so you had to come with me. >> he'll be here all week. so its president is talking about eight years to citizens p citizenship. this seems to be a fairly punitive measure, beaten ruin joe oto the punch. take eight years. is this part of why
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm EST
. naturally, since the president proposed it, boehner, rubio, and paul ryan have all dismissed raising the minimum wage out of hand. >> when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens? you get less of it. at a time when the american people are still asking the question where are the jobs why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people? >> at first blush boehner's argument sounds reasonable but it doesn't hold up so well under closer inspection. the real world data show that is gain this is productivity and increased consumer spending offset the increased wage cost and result ultimately in no job losses. there's some common sense we can apply here, too. corporate profits are at an all-time high as a percent of gdp while wages are at an all time low. seems to me some of those profits could be used to pay workers a bit more. let's be honest here though, the real reason republicans oppose the minimum wage isn't their conservative ideology. after all, what's conservative about subsidizing the profits of private corporations through welfare, food stamps and medi
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm EST
later. right now focusing on rubio. he's such a gifted communicator. he really is. that's not spin. that's not veneer. >> i agree with this. >> i'm hoping tonight that he puts on a positive message. let's be honest. this is not a response to the state of the union. this is already been written. it is basically designed to present an alternative view. i love that. so i actually -- one of my new rules for the gop is to stop describing messages in terms of obama. so i hope that it's less anti-obama and more positive, optimistic, i expect him to put in a lot of personal stories about success and growing up as an immigrant and i'm really hoping for that young revitalizing optimistic message of what conservatism can do and bring for opportunity. >> optimistic message from the republicans, that would be new. i think about -- >> it wouldn't be new. it's new of a last few years. >> you're describing the rnc speech and had that potential to launch a career in recent years. this rebuttal, generally, only has the possibility to sink a career and the odds for rubio jindaling i think are high. >
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